David Newman

David Newman, a screenwriter and playwright best known for co-writing the screenplay to "Bonnie and Clyde," died June 27, 2003, in Manhattan, according to The New York Times. Mr. Newman was 66. The cause of death was a stroke. His credits include co-writing the screenplays of the popular "Superman" trilogy, but his connection to the Man of Steel dated more than a decade earlier, when he co-wrote with Robert Benton the book of the Broadway musical comedy, It's a Bird...It's a Plane...It's Superman, directed by Harold Prince.

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  • Born: Feb 4, 1937 in New York, NY, USA
  • Death: Jun 27, 2003 in New York, NY, USA


New York Drama Critics' Circle
1997 Best Musical The Life Nominee
Tony Award
1997 Book of a Musical The Life Nominee